China Frees the Internet (Sort Of): Unblocks Amnesty, BBC, RSF Sites

The last two days have seen some serious complaints from the international media about China's ongoing Internet censorship, which was supposed to be suspended at least for international media during the Games: see Jane Macartney's piece in The Times published this morning: How internet Great Firewall is souring relations with the media.

Suddenly this afternoon, the previously hard-blocked websites of Amnesty International, Reporters Sans Frontieres and Chinese pages of the BBC are all available in the capital.

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